Choptank Transport is leading the efforts in a new Veteran Initiative announced recently by the Transportation Intermediaries Association. TIA has more than 65 companies enrolled in the program in over 30 states, all of which have promised to actively attract and hire our nation’s returning soldiers.
Geoff Turner, Choptank Transport’s President/CEO is the TIA’s acting Chairman and is a strong advocate of the program. Turner explained that the goal is to hire 100 veterans by the end of 2014. In a recent meeting, he put the challenge out to all members of the organization to reach out in their communities and do their part.
“With more than 13,000 TIA members in nearly every state, we have the ability to effect a positive change in people’s lives on a massive scale,” said Turner. “Our soldier’s efforts in Tikrit and Baghdad,Kandahar and Kabul will long be remembered. Today, I challenge us all to not forget them upon their return.”
Choptank is proud to announce it has already hired its first veteran for the program. Claude Whittaker, a Delmarva native who served with honor and distinction in the United States Marine Corps, joined the company in early September.
Choptank Transport was named by Food Logistics Magazine as a Top 100 3PL provider for 2013 and is one of the fastest growing third-party logistics companies in theUnited States. Choptank specializes in transportation management services that include truckload, refrigerated and frozen, LTL, van, flatbed, intermodal and warehousing solutions. Choptank Transport is headquartered in Preston,Maryland and has offices inNashville, Atlanta,Tampa and Denver with several new locations opening soon.